Drawing upon years of experience in senior legal and legislative positions on Capitol Hill, Adam advises on government relations and policy for a variety of industries, including energy and natural resources, for Husch Blackwell Strategies. In the energy sector, he has lobbied and provided policy and administrative law support on behalf of a number of well-known clients at local, state and federal levels of government.
Previously, Adam served as the chief Democratic counsel and staff director for the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; chief counsel and staff director to former House Majority Whip and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn; associate counsel for former Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois; and senior legislative assistant for former Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois.
Serving on the Husch Blackwell Energy and Natural Resources Team, Adam managed federal and state government affairs efforts on behalf of a midstream energy company seeking to construct a propane storage facility in upstate New York; represented a competitive energy supplier on a prospective wind farm development in Chase County, Kan.; lobbied Congress for a federal $18 million alternative fuel cell technology tax credit; provided support and guidance to a public-private partnership attempting to attract utility-scale solar and biofuel projects to a remediated Brownfield site; and provided public relations and government affairs guidance to a major publicly traded hospitality company seeking to develop a world-class environmental sustainability program.
Adam also co-managed the legal team representing the City in negotiations with private developers to construct and finance a billion dollar airport in Kansas City, Missouri; was the principal federal lobbyist supporting Washington, D.C. efforts to restore a longstanding ban on internet gambling; and the principal federal lobbyist for federally insured savings and loan seeking to recover wrongly seized assets from the federal government.
Adam earned a J.D. at Washington University School of Law and bachelors at University of Virginia.